The Green Papers: General Election 2005
Copyright 109th Congress
House Seats by State

This is a list of the current House seats and the incumbents occupying them. All 435 of these seats are up for election on 7 November 2006.

There have been 1 death, 3 resignations, and 0 changes of party affiliation in the 109th House.

  • 1 January 2005 - Congressman Robert T. "Bob" Matsui - Democrat - California CD 5 passed away at the age of 63.
  • 8 March 2005 - Special Election - California CD 5. Doris Matsui (Democrat), the wife of the late Congressman Robert T. "Bob" Matsui, is elected to fill the vacant seat.
  • 29 April 2005 - Congressman Rob Portman - Republican - Ohio CD 2. The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Congressman Portman as U.S. Trade Representative. Congressman Portman issued a letter of resignation from his House Seat effective 29 April 2005.
  • 2 August 2005 - Special Electon - Ohio CD 2., Jean Schmidt (Republican) is elected to fill the vacant seat.
  • 2 August 2005 - Congressman Christopher Cox - Republican - California CD 48 resigned. President George W. Bush nominated Congressman Christopher Cox to the position of Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission on 2 June 2005.
  • 28 November 2005 - Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham - Republican - California CD 50 resigned, effective at close of business 1 December, from the U.S. House after pleading guilty to Federal charges involving bribes, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion.

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California  2-year term. Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 33 Democratic, 19 Republican, 1 Vacancy

CD 5
Seat up for election
  Democratic   Congressman Doris Matsui
First elected in a special election 8 March 2005
Seat up for election: Tuesday 8 March 2005
Next regular election 7 November 2006
  Elected Democratic 56,175 68.18% Congressman Doris Matsui
Widow of Congressman Robert T. "Bob" Matsui who held this seat.
  Candidate Democratic 7,158 8.69% Julie Padilla
  Candidate Republican 6,559 7.96% John Thomas Flynn
  Candidate Republican 3,742 4.54% Serge A. Chernay
  Candidate Republican 2,591 3.14% Michael O'Brien
  Candidate Republican 1,753 2.13% Shane Singh
  Candidate Republican 1,124 1.36% Bruce Robert Stevens
  Candidate Green 976 1.18% Pat Driscoll
  Candidate Independent 916 1.11% Leonard Padilla
  Candidate Democratic 659 0.80% Charles "Carlos" Pineda, Jr.
  Candidate Libertarian 451 0.55% Gale Morgan
  Candidate Peace And Freedom 286 0.35% John C. Reiger
  Candidate Write-in 6 0.01% Lara Shapiro

Doris Matsui, widow of Congressman Matsui, having received 68% of the 8 March 2005 vote is elected congressman.

If a candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in the Tuesday 8 March 2005 election, that candidate is elected. If no candidate receives a majority, the top vote getter from each party will compete in a Tuesday 3 May 2005 runoff. Reference California Elections Code 10700-10707. Next regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2006.

On 11 January 2005, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called a Tuesday 8 March 2005 Special Election to fill the House CD 5 Seat vacated upon the 1 January 2005 death of Congressman Robert T. "Bob" Matsui. Congressman Matsui, 63, passed away due to complications from Myelodysplastic Disorder (MDS), a rare stem cell disorder. He was first elected in 1978.

Total 82,396 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

  American Independent
  Peace And Freedom


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